The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ketu South, Fiifi Fiavi Kwetey, has revealed why he did not pick up nomination forms to contest for his party’s parliamentary primaries, slated for August 24.
According to the two-term legislator, the decision was in honour of a promise he made in 2016 not to seek re-election, but to make way for other candidates to contest.
Speaking on 3FM’s Sunrise, the Ketu South MP touted himself as having lived up to the mandate given him by his constituents to serve.
“In life, when you are given an opportunity, you have to give it your best shot and I believe I have done my best,” he told host Winston Amoah Monday.
Mr Kwetey said he has delivered on all the promises he made to his constituents within the eight years of representing them in Parliament.
Even though the party has slated August 24 for the primaries across the country, the nomination process has been put on hold in some constituencies including Hohoe and Tano South.
This year’s contest is very crucial for the electoral fortunes of the NDC considering that it lost quite a number of its seats in the 2016 general elections.
New faces including actor John Dumelo, former Deputy Information Minister Felix Kwakye Ofosu and retired senior police Officer, Peter Toobu, have picked forms to contest for the primaries.
Apart from Fiifi Kwetey, other old faces including Nadowli Kaleo MP Alban Bagbin and Inusah Fuseini will no longer be seeking re-election.
By Vanessa Williams Opoku|3news.com|Ghana